UCJ 30th Anniversary – Message from Dr Carolyn Hayle, Chairman, the UCJ

UCJ 30th Anniversary – Message from Dr Carolyn Hayle, Chairman, the UCJ

As the UCJ celebrates “30 years of Enabling National Development through Quality Assurance,” the Agency will continue to use its efforts and resources to facilitate and oversee the development and maintenance of a robust higher education quality assurance system. All this will be achieved while recognising the diversity of institutions and the need for ongoing innovation and creativity in the development of higher education programmes. It is the Council’s expectation that the higher education landscape in…


UCJ 30th Anniversary – Message from Mrs Althea Heron, Executive Director, the UCJ

UCJ 30th Anniversary – Message from Mrs Althea Heron, Executive Director, the UCJ

The UCJ’s focus these past 30 years has always been on using its developmental role to assist institutions in developing a culture of quality. The UCJ has delivered on its mandate to increase the availability of tertiary level training in Jamaica with the number of registered institutions now standing at 42 and with 339 programmes being accredited.  The UCJ has benefited tremendously from the professional expertise and wisdom of Council Members, Staff, Assessors, and key stakeholders and will continue…


UCJ 30th Anniversary – Message from Dr Cecil Cornwall, Chairman, The Joint Committee for Tertiary Education, JCTE

UCJ 30th Anniversary – Message from Dr Cecil Cornwall, Chairman, The Joint Committee for Tertiary Education, JCTE

Boston College in 2010, identified the arena of higher education as a plethora of diversity among institutions, students, resource and professors. No doubt this diversity prompted the response for a quality framework which, as a mechanism for quality control, would  determine the technical inputs and outputs necessary for quality performance. Quality control mechanisms in the field of education must include systematic activities for quality performance as well as evaluation towards corrective measures. The University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) has…


UCJ 30th Anniversary – Message from Ms Katherine Grigsby,Director and Representative of the UNESCO Cluster Office for the Caribbean

UCJ 30th Anniversary – Message from Ms Katherine Grigsby,Director and Representative of the UNESCO Cluster Office for the Caribbean

UNESCO Cluster Office for the Caribbean presents its greetings and hearty congratulations to the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ), the National External Quality Assurance Agency, which will celebrate its 30th Anniversary in October 2017. Quality Assurance remains one of UNESCO’s top priorities  especially in light of the launch of our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) particularly Goal 4 -Quality Education-To ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all with keen focus on target 1- By 2030, ensuring that all girls…


UCJ 30th Anniversary – Message from Susanna Karakhanyan, PhD, INQAAHE VII President

Honorable founding members of the University Council of Jamaica, leadership and staff, on behalf of the INQAAHE Board of Directors, I am honored to extend our heartfelt congratulations on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the University Council of Jamaica. As UCJ marks 30 years of success in excellence, the Council has every reason to be proud of its past, its commendable achievements as well as excited about its future. This milestone offers…


UCJ 30th Anniversary – Message from Dr Judith Eaton, President, Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)

As President of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), I send congratulations as you celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the establishment of the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ). UCJ has been in the forefront of Caribbean nations in promoting and advancing quality assurance in higher education. UCJ also plays an important role in advancing quality assurance internationally as a member and active participant in the CHEA International Quality Group. We congratulate you on…


UCJ 30th Anniversary – Message from Dr Ronald Brunton, President, CANQATE

UCJ 30th Anniversary – Message from Dr Ronald Brunton, President, CANQATE

There is no doubt that tertiary level education and training play a critical role in ensuring social and economic sustainability in today’s increasingly competitive and unpredictable global environment. However, in the increasingly complex tertiary education landscape, marked by rapid advances in educational technologies, new learning modalities, growing demand for flexible learning, shifting learner demographics, influence of foreign providers and the many other dynamics shaping the sector, it is becoming increasingly difficult to determine what constitutes quality in tertiary…


The UCJ celebrates its 30th anniversary in October!

The UCJ celebrates its 30th anniversary in October!

The University Council of Jamaica (UCJ), the National External Quality Assurance Agency, will celebrate its 30th Anniversary in October 2017. The activities for the month include: The 30th Anniversary Thanksgiving Service – Sunday, October 8, 2017 at the Boulevard Baptist Church starting at 9:00am. The Dr Dennis Irvine Lecture – Thursday, October 19, 2017 at the Knutsford Court Hotel, Grand Caribbean Suite, 16 Chelsea Avenue, starting at 5:30 pm. The…


UCJ supports Yello Media’s Education Expo at Devon House

UCJ supports Yello Media’s Education Expo at Devon House

The University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) took part in Yello Media’s Education Expo on the grounds of Devon House in Kingston on Sunday, September 16, 2017. Dr Dawn Barrett Adams, Accreditation Officer, the UCJ, delivered a presentation on the Accreditation process and provided general information and advice about the UCJ’s services including academic credential assessment and the development of academic standards. Director of Communications and Public Education, Mr Richard Rose,…


Are you considering higher education?

Are you considering higher education?

Earning a higher-education qualification is a significant achievement and an important investment in your future. As with all long-term investments, prospective students should take the time to investigate the details before selecting an institution and enrolling in a programme of study. What if the programme is not accredited? A programme that is not accredited is not necessarily a programme that is inferior or without educational value. Some programmes, for  example, are new, and have not yet had a graduating cohort. They are, therefore, not ready to…